If you were unaware, rural healthcare delivery is a serious problem in Georgia. We’ve covered it some here this year. This legislative session dealt with the issue to some extent but without tangible success so far.
Enter Governor Deal and his appointments to the Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee. Here’s the full list that will hopefully lead to stabilization of our rural hospitals, but also hopefully make great leaps forward towards fixing the rural healthcare crisis.
From the Press Release.
Jimmy Lewis HomeTown Health Cumming Greg Hearn Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center Lavonia Scott Kroell Liberty Regional Medical Center Hinesville Maggie Gill Memorial Health Savannah Wade Johnson Lincoln County Commission Chairman Lincolnton Dr. Angela Highbaugh-Battle Pediatrician Hazlehurst Charles Owens State Office of Rural Health Cordele Sen. David Lucas Georgia Senate Macon Rep. Terry England Georgia House of Representatives Auburn Molly Howard Jefferson County Superintendent Louisville Jimmy Allen Business Owner and Tift Regional Hospital Board Member Adel Dr. Thomas Fitzgerald Tanner Medical Center, Emergency Medicine Carrollton Ronnie Rollins Community Health Systems Macon David Sanders Fannin Regional Hospital Blue Ridge Dr. Jeffrey Harris- OB/GYN Jesup